Consultant Profile

Dr Ian Purcell

Dr Ian Purcell BSc, MB ChB, MRCP, MD
Practicing at:
Spire Washington Hospital
  • Cardiology
    • Hypertension
    • Interventional cardiology
Special clinical interests:

Chest pain, coronary artery disease, angina and heart attack management, cardiovascular risk management, shortness of breath, heart failure, palpitations, loss of consciousness,  heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy intervention, hypertension.

Research interests:

Coronary artery disease
New medicines for cardiac disease and risk
Cardiomyopathy and heart failure

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Cardiologist, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Cardiac Society
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
Royal College of Physicians
British Medical Association

Contact Details 
Private secretary telephone number:
0191 213 7550
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Monday pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Purcell was appointed in 2002 to his current post as consultant in general and interventional cardiology at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne.  In 2007 he was appointed Clinical Director of Cardiothoracic Medicine at Freeman Hospital.  Dr Purcell maintains an extremely busy clinical practice in all aspects of general cardiology in addition to delivering high volume coronary intervention (angiography, angioplasty and other interventional procedures) at Freeman Hospital Cardiothoracic Centre.

Dr Purcell graduated from Edinburgh University Medical School in 1990 as one of only 5 students awarded their medical degree with honours.  During his undergraduate career he achieved a BSc in medical sciences with first class honours and a number of awards.  Dr Purcell’s post-graduate grounding in cardiology was gained at Freeman Hospital in the early 1990’s before he pursued research in London at the National Heart and Lung Institute. He was awarded an MD from Imperial College in 1999 and completed senior cardiology training at the Royal Brompton and St George’s Hospitals in London.

Personal profile:

Dr Purcell lives locally and has two young children.

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Dr Ian Purcell

Dr Ian Purcell Cardiology Consultant, Washington, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, private hospital specialist.

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